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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Costello Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Immigration

May 9, 2018
Press Release
Supports a Solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) today joined a group of his colleagues in signing a discharge petition on immigration. If the required 218 signatures are collected for the petition, the so-called “queen of the hill” rule would be enacted and allow the U.S. House of Representatives to debate and vote on immigration proposals. The legislation that receives a majority vote would be adopted and sent to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

“I encourage my colleagues to sign this petition so we can send the President a serious proposal that addresses immigration policies, including a permanent solution for those here under DACA, which I believe is an essential aspect of the appropriate path forward on this issue,” said Rep. Costello.

“It is long past time to protect the Dreamers and secure our border. Bipartisan solutions exist and our elected leaders need to pursue them. That is why the U.S. Chamber applauds Congressman Costello for adding his name to the ongoing effort to start legislative debate in the U.S. House. We look forward to working with Congressman Costello to achieve real results for Dreamers and to secure our border,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley